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Friday, January 07, 2011

Snow on Russian Christmas

It always snows on Russian Christmas.  I don't know how widespread this belief is,  whether it's something specific to Northeastern Pennsylvania (where it isn't always true) or whether it's something that was brought over from the Old Country.  "Russian Christmas" refers to the celebration of Christmas by the Russian Orthodox Church according to the dating of the old Julian calendar, which places it on January 7th on the Gregorian calendar.

Myth, fable. old wives' tale, folklore, whatever.  We haven't had much in the way of snow this Winter so far.  This morning we woke up to four inches of fresh powder.

It was a light snow, the sort that you could clear with a leaf blower or a broom, not like the wet, heavy "lasagna snow" we had during the Valentine's Day Storm of 2007.  But it was enough to require clearing at my house and my mom's house before I could head out to a meeting at CareerLink in Scranton.

I think there's more snow on the way, and it's snowing in Scranton and points north right now.  But, hey, it's the weekend!

1 comment:

Sara said...

Christ is Born! It was snowing in MN too!